Family holidays in Croatia

  • Croatia Family holidays

    Croatia's unusual cross shape surrounds neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina, and gives the country a disproportionately large share of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. This Dalmatian coast is one of the most popular locations for family holidays in Croatia, both on the mainland and on the larger of the many islands dotted along its length. There are well over 1,000 land masses in the Adriatic, and with most of these belonging to Croatia, it's no surprise that island breaks are so popular among international visitors to the country.

    Heading to the islands

    Both Krk and Cres are leading destinations for cheap family holidays in Croatia's islands, and both have been said to be the largest of the islands at different points in their past, and especially before very accurate measurements were known. With a total of 79 islands measuring in at more than a square kilometre in size, it is the 80th on the list, Badija, that just misses out making it a nice round number, as at 0.97 square kilometres it is just below the official threshold needed to be an island in the technical sense.

    Inland to the capital

    Away from the coast, a city break in Zagreb puts you close to the centre of the stretched X-shape of the country. Many locations are said to be a 'crossroads' for different regions of the world, but family holidays in Croatia will show you that this description applies more than most, with the country narrowing in both directions towards the capital city. Zagreb itself is very close to the border with Slovenia, and only around 140 km from the Slovene capital of Ljubljana, while to the south of Zagreb the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina bulges into Croatia, narrowing the country even more.

    South by the shore

    You don't have to take family holidays on Croatia's islands to enjoy the country's coastline. Thanks to the long tail-like extension of the border along the Adriatic's shore, there's an extra 400 km or so of coastal zones. With resorts dotted right the way down this route, there are plenty of options to take family holidays on the Croatia mainland, with beaches to rival the best in Europe, and waters warmed by the prevailing currents, which bring water north from the Mediterranean Sea.

    Why Croatia is so great for families

    One of the fastest growing family holiday destinations in the world, one look around in Croatia and it's easy to see why. Explore the stunningly beautiful coastline, complete with hidden beaches, crystal clear waters and excellent eating options. Take a boat out island hopping, snorkel in the bays and visit unique national parks. Croatia family holidays offer you and the gang the chance to explore the rugged Balkan coastline in style. They love kids in this part of the world too, so you'll be well looked after during your stay.

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